Research can be defined as the search for knowledge, or as any systematic investigation with an open mind to establish novel facts, solve new or existing problems, prove new ideas or develop new theories.
Here with find some interesting modern research reports on the foods we eat in day -to-day life.
ANTI-OXIDANTS TO SAVE YOUR EYES
Macular Degeneration, an eye disease that comes with aging, is one of the common cause of blindness among older people. The first symptom is usually blurring of central vision but eventually side vision can even also become limited.
The cause of Macular Degeneration is unknown, but recent research suggests that a diet high in Anti-oxidant nutrients may help to prevent or slow the disorder. Lutein and Zeaxanthin are two antioxidants that may help. These two carotenoids are the dominant pigments found in the macula of the eye and are thought to help filter out some of the harmful light that can damage the retina. Lutein is found in green leafy vegetables, corn, peas and egg yolks. Whereas Zeaxanthin is also found in greens, red peppers and corn.
In one recent study, people who ate about three cups of SPINACH (a green leafy vegetable) a day were 43% less likely to develop age related Macular Degeneration than people eating little of this leafy green vegetable.
ZINC CAN STOP TINNITUS (KARNANADA)
Tinnitus (Karnanada) is an Ear disease in which patient hears different types of sounds in the ear without its presence.
A Japanese study found that ZINC is useful in treating some people suffering from Tinnitus. The researchers administered Zinc to people who had low levels of the minerals in their blood. After two weeks, their Zinc levels were significantly elevated and their symptoms had improved.
EAT ONION FIGHT WITH MOUTH ULCER (MUKHAPAKA)
Due to causative factors (nidana), vatadi doshas vitiate the oral mucosa and causes inflammation of oral mucosa and ulceration in the mouth called as Mukhapaka.
You might think that Onion, with their strong flavour, would irritate mouth and cause Mouth Ulcers, but eating them regularly might actually prevent them from ulcers. Onions contain Sulphur compounds that have antiseptic properties and they are also a leading source of Quercetin, a flavonoid that stops the body from releasing inflammatory substances in response to allergens.
CHEWING GUM TO PREVENT DENTAL CAVITY (KRIMIDANTA)
Krimidanta is vataj, tooth destructing disease affecting the teeth due to oral unhygienic conditions.
Chew Chewing Gum for atleast 5 mins. within 5 mins. after finishing a meal. Gum sweetened with Xylitol helps to counter harmful bacteria in your mouth, which promotes cavities. A study showed that people who chewed Chewing Gum with Xylitol after meals had far fewer cavity causing bacteria in their mouth 5 mins. afterward than people who chewed other gums or no gums at all.
TOOTH FRIENDLY CHEESE
Studies have shown that Cheese can help you take a bite out of tooth decay. The fat naturally contained in Cheese coats your teeth and acts as a natural barrier against bacteria. Also all Cheese contain Casein which provides a natural tooth protection. And finally Calcium and phosphorous found in Cheese help remineralise tooth enamel.(But do not eat in excessive quantity.)
NATURAL REDDISH DYE FOR WHITE HAIRS
To give your hairs a natural reddish dye, boil Onion peels in half a cup of water. Add a teaspoon of Glycerin and apply the decoction to your hairs. Wash off after 30 mins . and see the change.
Dr. Shilpa Anup Dhote